Synthetic Long Discount Alert: ENERGOUS CORPORATION COMMON ST $WATT trading at a 10.44% discount for the 17-Jan-2020 expiration

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Synthetic Long Stock trade opportunity for ENERGOUS CORPORATION COMMON ST (WATT) for the 17-Jan-2020 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

WATT was recently trading at $6.09 and has an implied volatility of 60.59% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for WATT expiring on 17-Jan-2020, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $2.53-$15.32 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 58.78%.

Upside potential: This synthetic long position offers the same potential benefits and liabilities as a long stock position, but at a discount due to the significant premium at-the-money puts are trading at over calls. In this case, the long call position is opened at a strike of $5.00, which is already $1.09 in the money. An out-of-the-money put at the same strike is sold to finance the call, resulting in a net debit of $0.45 per share. The final position can be considered as having a discount of $0.64 per share over the underlying price of $6.09 for a 10.44% total.

Downside risk: This discount is generally a sign of the stock facing considerable short pressure, and may indicate that the stock has become hard to borrow. However, if you have a long view of the underlying over this period, it could be a good opportunity to benefit from the upside at a major discount.

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This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 3/11/2019 11:18:09 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.